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List of World Heritage Sites in Ecuador

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The List of World Heritage Sites in Ecuador is a group of places chosen by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

History[change | change source]

UNESCO was created for the "conservation and protection of the world’s inheritance of books, works of art and monuments of history and science". The constitution of UNESCO was ratified in 1946 by 26 countries, not including Ecuador.[1]

Ecuador agreed to take part in the World Heritage Convention on June 16, 1975.[2]

List[change | change source]

The World Heritage Site (WHS)[3] list has developed over time. It is part of a process; and the list continues to grow.

As of 2012, there are 4 places in Ecuador which are on the World Heritage List.[4]

There are 7 sites which are on a tentative list.[4]

Table[change | change source]

Name Image Location Notes
City of Quito[5] Quito Plaza Independencia Pal Carondelet 2010.jpg Province of Pichincha cultural site
Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca[6] OldCathedral.Cuenca.JPG Province of Azuay cultural site
Galápagos Islands[7] Galapagos.jpg Province of Galapagos natural site
Sangay National Park[8] Sangay1.jpg Provinces of Morona Santiago, Chimborazo and Tungurahua natural site

Tentative List[change | change source]

The Tentative List consists of sites which have been nominated. The evaluation process is not yet completed.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "UNESCO Constitution"; retrieved 2012-4-20.
  2. UNESCO, "States Parties: Ratification Status"; retrieved 2012-4-20.
  3. WHS is an acronym. WHS stands for "World Heritage Site".
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 UNESCO, "Ecuador"; retrieved 2012-4-20.
  5. UNESCO, "City of Quito"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
  6. UNESCO, "Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
  7. UNESCO, "Galápagos Islands"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
  8. UNESCO, "Sangay National Park"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
  9. UNESCO, "Ciudad de Zaruma"; retrieved 2012-4-19.
  10. UNESCO, "Sitio arqueológico de Ingapirca"; retrieved 2012-4-20.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to World Heritage Sites in Ecuador at Wikimedia Commons